1.18.2012

From Wikipedia to Google: Stop SOPA Internet Strike and Blackout builds momentum


It looks as if the Stop SOPA Movement has expanded greatly throughout the globe. Major companies such as Google, Wikipedia, and others have adopted different blackout strategies. on their web sites for one day in protest. Sites like Wikipedia, BoingBoing, and even one of my favorites ConcreteLoop.com shut down completely!

If you're still uninformed about what this is all about: SOPA stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act, legislation making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, PIPA, or the Protect IP Act, is its counterpart. [Read more here]

According to SOPAstrike.com "January 18th, 2012 is the largest online protest in history, to stop the internet censorship bills, SOPA & PIPA...January 18th is going to be amazing. Sites are striking in all different ways, but they are united by this: do the biggest thing you possibly can, and drive contacts to Congress."

The site also says "On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity."

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